Yes, there is a piece of legislation called the “Steven Tyler Act” and yes, it all started with the skimpy, camo speedo that Tyler donned in the uncensored version of the above image. Via The New York Times:

The “Steven Tyler Act,” an earnest but boneheaded measure now being considered in Hawaii’s Legislature, gives celebrities the right to sue paparazzi and collect general, special and punitive damages for taking unwanted photographs. Its sponsor is J. Kalani English of Maui, the evidently star-struck state senator who let Mr. Tyler’s lawyer help write it. Its purpose “is to encourage celebrities to visit and reside in our state by creating a civil cause of action for the constructive invasion of privacy.”


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